Rock-afire Explosion totally did it first.
Oof. There's a lesson here. If your band sucks, nobody cares what kind of costumes you are wearing. If your band is really good, nobody cares what costumes you are wearing. There's kind of a fun middle ground where costumes do enhance the musical goings on, but this is... not that.
I want to embed the VirusComix strip about the kid who wants to grow up to be in a rap metal group called The Generals, but it's fucking impossible to search their archives. So, uh, just picture it in your head.
And in that middle ground lie The Wombles.
You can't climb out of a Womble costume with the sweat still wet, and walk into Old Grey Whistle Test and sing something deep and meaningful.
Bonaparte plays perfectly well on that middle ground. :-)